[local physicists] W&M Saturday Morning Physics: "The Power of the Abstract"

Wouter Deconinck wdconinc at jlab.org
Sun Apr 28 23:56:48 EDT 2013

Dear science enthusiast,

The next lecture in the Saturday Morning Physics lecture series of the
Department of Physics at the College of William & Mary will take place
on Saturday May 4.

  "The Power of Abstract"
  Saturday May 4, Prof. Giovanni Vignale (University of Missouri)

The final goal of theoretical physics is not the explanation of
observed facts, but the weaving of those facts into a convincing and
memorable narrative. This talk will expose some of the basic tools
used: limits, mapping, and "effective theories."

The lecture will start at 11am in the Small Hall building at the
College of William & Mary. Admission is free, and free parking is
available in the lot along Jamestown Road.

About Saturday Morning Physics:
The topics of this lecture series are wide-ranging but maintain a
connection with physics. All lectures will be accessible to anyone
with an interest in science (and high school students are in
particular encouraged to attend). The lectures will take place in the
main auditorium of the newly renovated Small Hall building where the
Department of Physics is located. More info on the lecture series
(including a printable pdf file of the attached flyer) can be found

Upcoming lectures:
- May 25: "LIGO: Laser Detection of Ripples in Space" by Prof. Eugeniy Mikhailov

Wouter Deconinck
Assistant Professor of Physics
College of William & Mary
Office: Small Hall 343D
Phone: (757) 221-3539

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